A Greek minister has confirmed

A Greek minister has confirmed that a fire which destroyed the country’s largest migrant camp was started by migrants amid protests by asylum seekers who had tested positive for coronavirus and were refusing to go into isolation.    The Moria camp, home to 12,000 refugees on the island of Lesbos, was completely destroyed by a blaze which began in the early hours of Wednesday.  A second fire struck again tonight in the notoriously overcrowded refugee camp.   France recorded almost 10,000 new Covid-19 infections on Thursday, its highest ever total in a single day. The country reported 9,843 new confirmed cases, an increase … Continue reading A Greek minister has confirmed

I spent my earliest years in Beirut

I spent my earliest years in Beirut before my family returned to the UK, and when I was at school here in the 1980s, the phrase “it’s like Beirut” was bandied around. The Lebanese capital, once called the Paris of the Middle East, became synonymous with a brutal civil war, the kidnapping of Terry Waite and bullet-scarred buildings. He is widely expected to announce the formal resignation of the cabinet but his confirmation became increasingly unnecessary as a string of ministers pre-empted him by saying they were quitting. During the course of the day, Ghazi Wazni, the finance minister, followed … Continue reading I spent my earliest years in Beirut

A man has been charged with the murder of Irish teenager Keane Mulready-Woods

A man has been charged with the murder of Irish teenager Keane Mulready-Woods. The man will appear before Drogheda District Court at 10am on Friday, reports the Irish Mirror. None of the other candidates reached the 15% viability threshold required to gain any delegates from the state. South Carolina was Biden’s final chance to prove himself as a serious contender in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Popular among African-Americans, who make up a majority of the state’s primary electorate, Biden needed a strong performance here to keep himself alive, having struggled in Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada. There … Continue reading A man has been charged with the murder of Irish teenager Keane Mulready-Woods